Vassar College

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Vassar College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Poughkeepsie, NY, a predominately suburban area. Vassar College has an enrollment of approximately 2,500 students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score between 1970 to 2220 on the SAT exam, or 30 to 33 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Vassar College average GPA (3.75 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of Vassar College is considered highly competitive, with only 20% of those who applied applicants being admitted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Vassar College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Vassar College was reported as 23.8% in Fall 2013 with over 7,600 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1970 - 2220
  • ACT Scores: 30 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Vassar College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Vassar College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Vassar College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 24.7%
  • 2010-2011: 23.6%
  • 2011-2012: 22.5%
  • 2012-2013: 22.8%
  • 2013-2014: 23.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 23.3%

How Does Vassar College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Vassar College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Culinary Institute of America89.7%
Mount Saint Mary College86.0%
United States Military Academy9.0%
Bard College37.6%
Nyack College96.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Vassar College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading660 - 740
Math650 - 730
Writing660 - 750
Total Score1970 - 2220
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score30 - 33
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